Immediate conservative breast surgery reconstruction with perforator flaps: new challenges in the era of partial mastectomy reconstruction?

@article{Munhoz2011ImmediateCB,
  title={Immediate conservative breast surgery reconstruction with perforator flaps: new challenges in the era of partial mastectomy reconstruction?},
  author={Alexandre Mendonça Munhoz and Eduardo Montag and Eduardo Arruda and Jos{\'e} Augusto Brasil and Jos{\'e} Mendes Aldrighi and Rolf Gemperli and Jos{\'e} Roberto Filassi and Marcus de Castro Ferreira},
  journal={Breast},
  year={2011},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={233-40}
}
INTRODUCTION Although the use of local flaps in conservative breast surgery (CBS) reconstruction is a reliable technique, little information has been available regarding outcome following the use of perforator flaps. The purpose of this study is to analyze the feasibility, surgical planning and outcome following CBS reconstruction with intercostal artery perforator (ICAP) flap. PATIENTS/METHODS Thirteen patients underwent CBS reconstructions with an ICAP flap. These flaps were raised from… CONTINUE READING